Nicknamed “Cuong Dollar” for his apparent habit of using US currency, for years Nguyen Quoc Cuong has made headlines in Vietnam, thanks to his playboy turned businessman reputation, lavish lifestyle, fleet of luxury cars and romantic relationships with a host of Vietnamese showbiz celebrities. He came to huge wealth through his mother’s company, Quoc Cuong Gia Lai, a corporation worth millions of dollars with major projects including luxurious resorts, hotels and other real estate. View this post on Instagram Going home A post shared by Nguyen Quoc Cuong (@quoccuonggialai) on Feb 6, 2020 at 4:20pm PST Heir to one of Vietnam’s richest families and originally from the majestic and fertile Central Highlands of Vietnam, Cuong was born into the good life. His mother, Nguyen Thi Nhu Loan, founded Quoc Cuong Gia Lai in 1994, which initially specialised in wood processing and export, a lucrative industry at the time. She built good relationships with government officials and investors, and made her move into real estate, investing in high-end property development projects and becoming a member of Vietnam’s elite. Where did Vietnamese heiress Tien Nguyen go to recover from Covid-19? During his youth, Nguyen Quoc Cuong gained a reputation as a local playboy with his generosity and extravagant spending patterns. Rumour has it he became known for converting his expenditure to US dollars, earning him his nickname “Cuong Dollar”. View this post on Instagram AMANOI #2019 A post shared by Nguyen Quoc Cuong (@quoccuonggialai) on Apr 14, 2019 at 8:15pm PDT Ever since he was at high school, he had a fleet of cars at his disposal, indulging his passion for speed and fancy vehicles. His car collection is considered the most impressive and desirable in Vietnam and includes seriously expensive models such as a Lamborghini Gallardo SE, Ferrari F430 Spider, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and a Maybach 62S. Would you pay US$2 million for a car you’d never driven? These 2 did View this post on Instagram My garage A post shared by Nguyen Quoc Cuong (@quoccuonggialai) on May 6, 2020 at 9:56pm PDT Cuong is probably best known though for his romances with popular Vietnamese stars and supermodels, including relationships with Tang Thanh Ha, an aspiring actress, and Ho Ngoc Ha, a model and pop singer who Cuong subsequently fathered a son with. Meet the co-working entrepreneur who married Miss Vietnam These relationships made him a paparazzi staple in Vietnam, with photographers following him and his lovers’ every move. View this post on Instagram # Carpassion A post shared by Nguyen Quoc Cuong (@quoccuonggialai) on Jun 26, 2016 at 12:41pm PDT Recently Cuong seems to have decided to shrug off his playboy image and focus more on his career. He resigned from his role as vice-president at his mother’s company in early 2018 to follow his own dream after 13 years in the position. He says that although he did not appear to have much impact in the role and his mother still made the most important business decisions, he learned many valuable lessons along the way. He went on to found Chanh Nghia Quoc Cuong Joint Stock Company, and the company’s first project was C-Sky View, a 1,165-unit luxury flat complex development. During this time, he also met his current love, Dam Thu Trang, who was in the top 6 of Vietnam’s Next Top Model in 2010. The couple loved to share their fancy trips together, revealing special moments in exclusive destinations and topping off their love story with a grand wedding. They now run a number of businesses together, including the well-known C. Tao Chinese restaurant chain, and they are expecting their first child. View this post on Instagram C.Tao Bình Dương opening on 07/09/2019 A post shared by Nguyen Quoc Cuong (@quoccuonggialai) on Sep 3, 2019 at 9:19am PDT Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .